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911 tribute

On September 11th, America commemorates the 20th anniversary of that tragic day. Streaming services and television networks will be broadcasting special programming (here's the link for the list of events) with ceremonies honoring the victims, interviews with the brave first responders, survivors and family members will share their recollections and perspectives in the wake of the terrorists attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed in a Pennsylvania field. All 246 passengers and crew aboard the four planes were killed; 2,606 died in the Twin Towers and 125 at the Pentagon perished. It is a day all Americans will never forget. So many horrific images will forever be imprinted on our collective memory. The 9/11 Memorial and Musuem now stands in the same place and a new building, The Freedom Tower, stands even taller at 1,776 feet; a testament that from the ashes we will rise. 

The 9/11 Commission report : the attack from planning to aftermath : authorized text by National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States

Published for the tenth anniversary of 9/11, this new edition of the authorized report is limited to the Commission's riveting account--which was a finalist for the National Book Award--of the attack and its background, examining both the attackers and the U.S. government, the emergency response, and the immediate aftermath. It includes new material from Philip Zelikow, the Commission's executive director, on the Commission's work, the fate of its recommendations, and the way this struggle has evolved right up to the present day. 

2021 Write Michigan Promotional Poster

The Canton Public Library is partnering with Kent District Library to present the tenth annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest, which drew almost 1,000 Michigan writers last year.

Canton residents and writers of all ages are invited to enter beginning September 1, with separate categories for youth, teens, adults and Spanish language (12 and younger). Winning entries will be published and receive cash prizes.

Stories can be submitted at writemichigan.org through Tuesday, November 30 at noon. Details include a 3,000-word maximum length; $10 entry fee for ages 18 and above, free for 17 and under; current Michigan residents only; all entries must be submitted online. Those who enjoy reading stories are encouraged to sign up to be a volunteer story reviewer.

Winners will be honored during an awards ceremony in March and their story will be published in an anthology by Chapbook Press.

Show off your writing skills and visit writemichigan.org for more details and to enter. 

Canton Leisure Services Logo

Do you enjoy a stroll down the Rouge River Trail? Have you stopped by the Canton Farmer’s Market? Canton residents are invited to provide input at a series of Open Houses as a key part of the strategic process of updating Canton Leisure Services’ Five-Year Master Plan. Members of the community are invited to submit feedback on:

  • Sunday, June 6, from 9AM-1PM at the Canton Farmers Market, 500 N. Ridge Road
  • Thursday, June 17, from 6:30-8 PM at the Thursday Night LIVE Concert in Heritage Park, located behind 1150 S. Canton Center Road
  • Thursday, August 5, from 6:30-8PM at the Thursday Night LIVE Concert in Heritage Park, located behind 1150 S. Canton Center Road
  • Sunday, August 8, from 9AM-1PM at the Canton Farmers Market, 500 N. Ridge Road

Canton Leisure Services’ revised Master Plan will ultimately serve as a guide in planning for acquisition, development, and improvements to Canton parks, and trails, as well as Leisure Services facilities, programs, and services over the next five years.

Members of the Canton community are invited to submit comments at the Master Plan Open Houses or online at www.cantonfun.org. For more information, visit www.cantonfun.org or call Leisure Services Director Greg Hohenberger at 734-394-5360.

Holds will be brought directly to your car

The library provides curbside delivery of hold materials. Make an appointment and we will bring your requested items directly to your vehicle.

Curbside service is available by appointment during the following hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 10:00 AM -7:00 PM
  • Friday-Saturday: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 1:00-5:00 PM

To use the curbside service:

  • Put your items on hold.
  • We will notify you when your items are ready.
  • Follow the link in the notification or the button below to schedule a curbside appointment.

If you have items already on the hold shelf, or you receive additional hold available notifications prior to your appointment, these items will be gathered and included with your curbside order. You do not need to make a second appointment.

Return items, payments and account issues cannot be handled at curbside. Please put returns in the outdoor slot and call 734-397-0999 or email cplemail@cantonpl.org with any questions or concerns.

Remember, we are also open 24/7 at www.cantonpl.org/emedia for you to download books, movies, music and more.

Keep calm and wash your hands

Looking for trustworthy sources to stay up-to-date about coronavirus (COVID-19)? The links below contain the most current information about the best ways to reduce risk of contracting the virus, myths about the virus, symptoms, testing, economic support, community and crisis resources and more. We update this post frequently, so continue to check back.

General COVID-19 Information from World, Federal and State Agencies
Fact-Checking Websites
Small Business and Economic Support

Last Tuesday, January 16th at 8:08pm, a meteor lit up the skies over southeastern Michigan. The vibrations from the noise the meteor made as it entered the atmosphere were strong enough to register as a 2.0 earthquake on the Richter scale! 

But... what is a meteor made of? Where did it come from? Why did it make such a loud noise? What is the difference between a meteor and a shooting star? When does a meteoroid become a meteor? Is a meteor the same as an asteroid? You've got questions and we've got answers! Check out the list of books and DVDs below for your space-related information needs.

Astrophysics for people in a hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | large print

Stories about the alleged abusive behavior of Harvey Weinstein have dominated the news lately, as more and more women come forward to share their experiences. In this book list you will find non-fiction resources related to sexual harassment and sexual assault including: books for parents, teens, and children, books for survivors, for  educators, books for family, friends, or anyone interested in learning how to be a good ally. Some of these books feature discussion and analysis aimed at identifying the individual and/or systemic causes of sexual harassment or assault, while memoirs and other survivor accounts shed light on the effects of such abuse.

 

If you have experienced sexual assault, help and support are available by following the links below or by calling the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-565-HOPE(4673).

RAINN - the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization.

First Step - Wayne County, MI non-profit organization providing comprehensive services for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

HAVEN - Oakland County, MI program that provides shelter, counseling, and advocacy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. 

Teen Dating Violence - information from the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services - resources on domestic and sexual violence.

On Education: bodily integrity, healthy relationships, sexual harassment, consent

Provides children with confidence about accepting and rejecting physical contact from others, helping to give children a voice in uncomfortable situations.

The books featured below include stories of athletes who, either by choice or by circumstance, found themselves involved in one or more social issues of the day. If you're looking for children's books on the topic, check out the materials at end of the list. 

Websites for older adults, providing information on finances, health, housing, and aging with style.

Help with Aging     "Export reporting on the finances of aging"

Next Avenue     "Where grownups keep on growing"

Grown & Flown     "Parenting never ends"

Silver Century     "Shaping the aging globe"

Top Retirement Places     "Find the best retirement communities, active adult communities, and places to retire"

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